Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Pain Management http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/pain/condition-rss Pain Management en-us Tue, 31 May 2016 04:02:38 UTC Tue, 31 May 2016 04:02:38 UTC 4 Things Pharmacists Can Do Amid the Opioid Abuse Crisis http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/4-things-pharmacists-can-do-amid-the-opioid-abuse-crisis Opioid abuse has been garnering more attention as the public and private sectors take steps to address the increasing number of opioid-related overdose deaths. Thu, 21 Apr 2016 03:14:00 UTC Common Unused Prescription Drugs Pose Serious Dangers http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/common-unused-prescription-drugs-pose-serious-dangers Failing to properly dispose of unfinished medications can have dire consequences. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 03:00:00 UTC 3 Acute Coronary Syndrome Considerations for Pharmacists http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/ACS/3-acute-coronary-syndrome-considerations-for-pharmacists Pharmacists can help spread awareness of the signs and symptoms of acute coronary syndrome (ACS), the umbrella term for events in which blood flow to the heart is suddenly blocked. Tue, 12 Apr 2016 01:14:00 UTC Who Reports the Most Pain After Knee Replacement? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/pain/who-reports-the-most-pain-after-knee-replacement After total knee replacement surgery, patients younger than 45 years and those aged 75 years or older seem to report more pain and less activity than their peers. Mon, 04 Apr 2016 04:12:00 UTC Why Are COPD Patients Afraid to Exercise? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/copd/why-are-copd-patients-afraid-to-exercise Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have reductions in their brains’ gray matter related to the processing of dyspnea, fear, and sensitivity to painful stimuli. Thu, 31 Mar 2016 02:12:00 UTC How Pharmacists Can Help With Urine Screening http://www.pharmacytimes.com/interviews/how-pharmacists-can-help-with-urine-screening Jeffrey Fudin, PharmD, DAAPM, FCCP, FASHP, discusses the role pharmacists can play in helping physicians interpret urine screens. Sun, 20 Mar 2016 01:00:00 UTC Inappropriate Equianalgesic Conversions When Performing Opioid Rotations http://www.pharmacytimes.com/interviews/inappropriate-equinanalgesic-conversions-when-performing-opioid-rotations- Jeffrey Fudin, PharmD, DAAPM, FCCP, FASHP, discusses the problems related to inappropriate equianalgesic conversions when performing opioid rotations. Sat, 19 Mar 2016 03:00:00 UTC Myths and Hysteria Surrounding the Use of Opioids for Non-cancer Pain http://www.pharmacytimes.com/interviews/myths-and-hysteria-surrounding-the-use-of-opioids-for-non-cancer-pain Jeffrey Fudin, PharmD, DAAPM, FCCP, FASHP, discusses and debunks the myths and hysteria surrounding the use of opioid therapy in treating non-cancer pain. Fri, 18 Mar 2016 01:00:00 UTC Strategies to Enhance the Safe Use of Chronic Opioid Therapy http://www.pharmacytimes.com/interviews/strategies-to-enhance-the-safe-use-of-chronic-opioid-therapy Jeffrey Fudin, PharmD, DAAPM, FCCP, FASHP, discusses strategies pharmacists can employ to enhance the safe use of chronic opioid therapy. Thu, 17 Mar 2016 12:00:00 UTC 8 Counseling Points for Patients with Constipation http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/8-counseling-points-for-patients-with-constipation A Super Bowl 50 commercial may be encouraging patients to seek help for their constipation. Thu, 11 Feb 2016 01:00:00 UTC Patient-Provider Collaboration Can Control Breakthrough Cancer Pain http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/pain/patient-provider-collaboration-can-control-breakthrough-cancer-pain Whether transient, spontaneous, or a triggered exacerbation of adequately controlled baseline aches, breakthrough pain is a difficult symptom for providers to gauge. Mon, 18 Jan 2016 04:00:00 UTC 5 States with High Rates of Deadly Drug Overdose http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/5-states-with-high-rates-of-deadly-drug-overdose Overdose deaths involving opioids are on the rise in the United States. Thu, 07 Jan 2016 04:53:00 UTC What Should Pharmacists Select for Sciatica Pain? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/pain/what-should-pharmacists-select-for-sciatica-pain Neuropathic pain is one of the most difficult syndromes to treat. Fri, 18 Dec 2015 12:00:00 UTC Retrospective DUR Curbs Unsafe Opioid Combo Therapy http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/pain/retrospective-dur-curbs-unsafe-opioid-combo-therapy Retrospective drug utilization review programs can reduce potentially unsafe concomitant opioid and central nervous system (CNS) medication use. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 01:00:00 UTC 6 Must-Know Facts About Cryotherapy http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/6-must-know-facts-about-cryotherapy Touted as a way to reduce pain, speed injury recovery, and improve mood, cryotherapy involves exposing the body to temperatures up to minus 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Fri, 13 Nov 2015 02:00:00 UTC Sleepwalkers Hit Snooze on Pain http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/pain/sleepwalkers-hit-snooze-on-pain Many sleepwalkers who injure themselves during their sleep do not experience pain until the next morning, which may lead them to the pharmacy for OTC pain relief. Thu, 12 Nov 2015 01:00:00 UTC Does Physical Therapy Timing Make a Difference in Treating Back Pain? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/pain/does-physical-therapy-timing-make-a-difference-in-treating-back-pain Treating low back pain with physical therapy soon after symptoms start does not make a clinically important difference when compared with starting therapy later. Fri, 06 Nov 2015 12:00:00 UTC Child Pain Treatment Decisions Seem to Depend on Race http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/pain/child-pain-treatment-decisions-seem-to-depend-on-race Black children with severe pain are less likely to receive opioids in emergency rooms than white children. Fri, 16 Oct 2015 01:00:00 UTC Placebo Effect Becoming More Powerful http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/placebo-effect-becoming-more-powerful The placebo effect is growing stronger in US clinical trials for chronic pain medications. Wed, 14 Oct 2015 01:00:00 UTC CDC Draft Guidelines Could Curb Opioid Prescribing http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/cdc-draft-guidelines-could-curb-opioid-prescribing Draft guidelines from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) could sharply reduce the role opioids play in primary care-based pain management. Mon, 21 Sep 2015 12:00:00 UTC